Shaka - Zulu Warrior Chief

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Shaka is a Zulu chief that was very intelligent and also a powerful warrior. He lived from 1787 – 1828. In his early years, he joined the warrior force of Chief Diniswayo, of the Mthethwa, who ruled the Zulus. He learned a lot of military tactics and organizations while he was in this warrior force. Shaka was a great leader because he trained his warriors with a lot of hard work so they would be prepared to surprise attack and defend themselves whenever they needed to.

Shaka had 1 main weapon that he fought his battles with. This weapon that he used is called an assegai. It is a long stabbing spear that was made out of wood and both the tip of the spear was made of iron and was specially sharpened. Both sides of the tips of his weapon were sharpened to go through any human body with a slight poke. Both sides of the weapon are sharp so Shaka can fight enemies in front of him and kill the enemies that try to attack him from the back. His spear was made longer especially for him so he could throw his Spear and it would go through the British bodies swiftly like a really sharp knife stabbing through a thin piece of paper. He killed more than 500 British soldiers with his powerful weapon.

His second weapon that he uses is his powerful shield. His shield was very big so after he threw his spear; he could fight his enemies using his shield. His shield was a specialized made shield that had sharp tips on the front so he could block and stab people at the same time. This shield saved his life a number of times. It was made with the lightest and strong iron ever so it's durable and lightweight.

With these weapons that Shaka had, he was almost godlike. He also taught his warriors how to use the shield's left side to hook the enemy's shield to the right, exposing their ribs so for a fatal spear stab. Shake lead a great military unit that even after he died, his army was still fighting. This was impressive because he had to fight the British and the British had...
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